Friday, November 20, 2009

...Home For The Holidays

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I'm back again with another post, but this time I am showcasing my October 2009 Verve Project Parade entitled "Home For The Holidays". The Divas have been rocking the Verve Blog by creating inexpensive and beautiful handmade gifts, decor, and more. Today is my day to share a holiday gift idea...

I was able to make a stamped candle with a coordinating 3X3 card and envelope for under $5! I purchased a vanilla-scented candle and a pack of white tissue paper from an "everything is a dollar" store for $2. Then I used leftover bits and pieces of patterned paper, cardstock, and satin ribbon. The cost of papers couldn't be more that $1, and I actually got the ribbon from the end of a huge roll of satin ribbon for FREE. The candle and card were both stamped with the ornament shapes and sentiment from the "Holly Jolly Christmas" set, then the candle was placed into a large cello bag that cost only 10 cents...yes, I said it...10 CENTS!!! The envelope was actually from a gift card that I had received with one of my Christmas presents last year, so I thought I would reuse it instead of paying for a whole pack of new 3 X3 vanilla envelopes...especially since I only needed one!

That's it for me! So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your homemade goodies for the upcoming giving season! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love?

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes! To enter, just link up your Home for the Holidays creation to the Mr. Linky widget at Day One's post before midnight MST on Thursday, November 26. One lucky stamper will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store. And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Nov 11 - 25) will win their choice of any Verve set.
Stamps: Holly Jolly Christmas (Verve)
Papers: Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, Watercolor, Holiday Harmony DSP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, aquapainter, scissors, sewing machine, tissue paper, wax paper, heat gun, candle, cello bag, ribbon, envelope


Shawne said...

What a beautiful gift set!

Crystal said...

Mercy love your Holiday Gift Set!

ChristineCreations said...

What a sweet gift set Mercy! You'd never know it was cost effective (haha inexpensive) too! Beautifully done

TannyP said...

Holy cow - that's awesome! Great job - beautiful and budget conscious =)

Danni said...

How very pretty!

Tasha said...

Thats so cool making something so pretty on such a small budget - such a cool idea!
love tasha xx

Kristie W. said...

What a beautiful gift set.

Jessica Diedrich said...

Just beautiful! OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE how your candle came out-and that little card is adorable!